About | Kay Chandler

Kay Chandler, CFA
President

Kay Chandler is the President of Chandler Asset Management and founded the firm in 1988. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the firm’s investment process. Kay leads client service and communication and is focused on the strategic direction of the firm. Recognized for her expertise, she is frequently asked to speak on topics such as investment policy, portfolio management, and the risk characteristics of fixed income securities.

Kay served as the Investment Officer for the County of San Diego from 1975 until 1983 and then in the same position for the City of San Diego from 1983 until 1985. As a Managing Director at Pacific Century Advisers from 1985 until 1988, she managed over $1 billion in fixed-income assets for institutional investors. Kay is a co-author of The California Public Fund Investment Primer, commissioned by the California State Treasurer and published in 2005.

Kay received her B.A. from Oberlin College in 1970, and attended graduate school at San Diego State University. She is a member of the CFA Society of San Diego and holds the designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.  Kay is a member of the Board of Governors of the San Diego Foundation and serves as a member of the Foundation’s Investment Committee.


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